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Solar Energy Myths, Busted

We’re all accustomed to the convenience of having endless amounts of information available to us at the click of a button. Whether it’s a quick google search or browsing social media, information is being fed to us every second of every day. However, it can be challenging to determine what information is accurate and what is false.

When it comes to solar, the same applies. If you’ve been researching your options for solar but have difficulty determining the facts from the fibs, we’re here to help. Our experts have compiled the most common solar energy misconceptions to help guide your solar journey. Keep reading to learn more!

False: Solar panels cause roof damage.

Roof-mounted solar panels are often drilled into the roof for secure attachment; however, that doesn’t mean your roof will be unprotected. Please speak with our team at Smart Solar LLC to discuss your roof-safe solar panel options.

False: Solar panels are too loud.

Good news! Thanks to the absence of moving parts, solar panels are practically silent. Your panels won’t emit a distracting operating noise so that you can preserve the peace and quiet in the house. At most, the inverter can make an occasional humming noise, but most modern models are extremely quiet and can operate under the radar.

Plus, you won’t have to worry about solar panel noises keeping you up at night—the sun goes down, and there’s no energy to convert!

False: Solar panels are expensive.

There’s no better time to go solar! Solar panel installation prices have fallen over the years as solar becomes more accessible to homes and businesses across the country. When you crunch the numbers, remember to include your potential electric bill savings.

If you are hoping to sell your home in the future, solar panels can help seal the deal and put more cash in your pocket. According to a U.S. Department of Energy study, buyers will pay up to $15,000 more for a home with solar panels installed.

The benefits of solar don’t stop there! There are multiple federal tax credits available to help offset the cost of your solar system setup. In addition, if you generate excess energy, many utility companies have buy-back programs for solar customers’ excess electricity.

False: Solar panels can’t work in cold weather.

If you’ve got daylight in your area, you can still go solar, regardless of temperature. Places such as Germany and Alaska enjoy effective solar energy production to serve their energy needs. Today’s solar panels are designed to withstand the toughest of climates with varying temperatures and can even operate in indirect light. Speak with your local solar provider to ensure your location is an ideal candidate for solar.

False: Solar panels require too much maintenance.

Solar panels are created with quality materials that can last for years to come. Solar panel maintenance is relatively simple and doesn’t require a lot of time. Dust and debris can accumulate on the panels and reduce operating efficiency, so you’ll want to make sure your panels stay in prime condition.

Whether you decide to give your panels a gentle cleaning yourself or trust your team at Smart Solar LLC for comprehensive maintenance and inspections, you’ll be glad you set your solar system up for success.

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If you have questions about your solar journey or are wondering if your home is a good candidate for solar, give our specialists at Smart Solar LLC a call. We offer superior solar panel installation, repair, and maintenance services. Act fast and start your solar journey today by calling us at (818) 918-3037 or complete our online contact form for more information on our services.